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free. and free broadcast quality video for your media project and a free media don carty dot com. as countries gather for a conference on libya's future critics say tripoli will struggle to know who its real friends are this comes as russia recognizes libya's transitional council as the functioning authority but says nato is approached to bring down get their feet violated international law. u.k. police pressure the media to hand over all footage of all this riots vowing court action if broadcasters don't comply. alarm bells ring across the eurozone as the bailout saddled greek government declares its economy's out of control even as fortunate announces draconian new austerity measures to deal with its own debt our top stories this hour.
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international news and comment live from our headquarters here in central moscow it's just past eleven pm nine pm in paris where a conference comprising sixty countries is underway to discuss life in libya after gadhafi russia was attending the meeting of the recognizing the national transitional council as the legitimate power but still expressing its opposition to nato his method of removing the former libyan leader well arty's correspondent daniel bushell has more now from brussels so this conference in france have there been any statements made by the participants of the meeting. nicolas sarkozy has said so long as marmo khadafi and his forces remain a threat to libya nato military will continue to fight with the rebels now hillary clinton is also here and her top concern are libya's weapons weapons there. and
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schools of the country have been raided and one man just back from tripoli has told me that every man there now has a kalashnikov and they're being traded for pennies so concerned with the spread of weapons and hillary clinton met with the rebel leaders the national transition council and she said that libya's rebels should secure weapons amassed by gadhafi and ensure they are not used to threaten the country's security and in fact the rest of the world now a diplomat says this so conference will urge the u.n. security council to bring a new resolution in order to free up billions of dollars of frozen libyan assets and nicolas sarkozy and david cameron have called on more countries and more bodies to brick and noise the national transitional council russia has become the latest their country to recognize the rebels as the official government of libya now there is concern here that the nato forces and then they took countries will be favored
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as the rebels assume power there was rumors of a deal that france would get a third of libya's entire all reserves africa's largest that's been denied but russia's representative to libya markelov says that the national transitional council will have to work with other countries not just those who have helped the militarily. in libya won't be able to keep in line with the interest of just the european union or the united states or the state of the persian gulf russia will always have its place in this very day multicolored picture those who think that the notion of russian friendship is outdated and is passing away with a totalitarian regimes or dictatorships are bitterly mistaken nothing of the kind i believe of the term of russian or of friendship and partnership up to date as they used to be fifty years ago. foreign minister sergey lavrov says russia has never supported gadaffi it has always called for him to go but what the concern is for
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russia is that the principles of international law have been ignored by nato aggression we can listen now to what he had to say. if the. russian has never approved to the former libyan regime back in may president clearly stated that good data should go the way the united nations resolutions were implemented by some nato members and other states and that the principle of the supremacy of law was being disregarded the african union and u.n. initiatives root node leading to an increase in civilian casualties however it was the protection of the civilian population that was sent as the major objective of the security council resolutions implemented by nato. we absolutely sure that justice cannot be done using a more full method. we do expect this meeting thought so come up with more aid and more cash to help libya as it stalls through rebuild after this bloody civil
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war thanks very much indeed for that daniel bushell there live in brussels. where for more discussion on what's going on in libya let's cross live now to stuart alexander he's a candidate for the twenty twelve us presidential election thanks very much indeed for being with us live. here but if the country is now heading towards a brighter future after nato is intervention. no i don't think what we have done in this since it was a violation of international law and i understand that it was need to put the to protect the civilians of libya but there's a process process that needs to be taken to make certain that the law is obeyed by the international community and also we had a need to protect the civilians as well so i think right now the commanders the
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nato commanders and also officials here in the u.s. they must be held accountable for that violation and the criminal actions against the libyan government and also international law are interesting you are saying i read in one of the reports that you are saying that nato commanders should actually face trial because of the death of civilians many will argue of course that they didn't deliberately target libin and even civilians that get that his forces did so there's no grounds for nato commanders to go on trial shaunie. well you must understand that the u.n. resolution what it did it was a no fly zone and if the u.s. and other nato forces had of only implemented the no fly zone then the rebels on the ground could have pursued their the actions that they were doing to overthrow the good that he could regime unfortunately in haste and also in zealousness
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many of the nato countries wanted to rush that process and make certain that gadhafi was overthrown i believe that gadhafi was not there for the benefit of the libyan people but it was not our decision of hollowed the nato how the rebel forces were to proceed to gain their independence and freedom and another you say the nato forces when acting in the interest of the libyan people how much does a will play a role in all of this. well i believe that oil plays a big part of this because we could see that the nato forces have died gotten involved in other countries that are without would without oil such as in syria and baath reign but oriel you have to consider better already the nato forces are in the process of determining how are they going to divide the spoils and that's the
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spoils of war the spoils of the oil that there have plans to make tremendous wealth for the countries of the nato allies. in the us once again this is a violation sorry to interrupt but should he said again he has sorry to interrupt you that i just want to pick out a point i mean if we look at iraq well that showed us that political chaos and poverty are actually no barriers to the big multinationals and is it really such a bad thing this aim to exploit the oil in libya because you said the multinationals in other countries will benefit but surely that leave you know will bring in much needed revenue for the people and a friendly supplies a good thing for the western economies and it's that's not a bad reason to have oil is one of the main aims. well you have to realize like when you look at here in the u.s. many of the resources the natural resources that we have here in the u.s. those rees sources are not here for the benefit of our of the citizens of the us
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other than to be the users and yet to realize many of the multinational corporations they're the ones ultimately are reaping the benefits and the people of libya the oil should be there for the benefit of the libyan people not for those multinational companies country multinational organizations so i believe that the oil there is for the libyan people it is not there for the nato forces it is not they are force explored as u.s. citizens and i believe also he has violated his trust to the american people that he was going to pursue peace in the area and since he has been elected president he has done just the contrary he has pursued war in iraq he is also out in crease a war in afghanistan and now we see that war and violence is expanding throughout the whole region is because the president president obama has not pursued peace but
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he is only present pursuing war and aggression against people that only looking for freedom and democracy just bring very briefly that he also has a presidential candidate then are you all views then really and i'm with public sentiment in the states just briefly. millions of people here in the u.s. are very dissatisfied with obama because president obama had promised within his first year in office that he was it going to have all u.s. forces out of iraq and afghanistan now we have two thousand troops marines on the ground there on their way to libya at this even as i have this interview right here and the sentiment here in the u.s. the american citizens are tired of war they want this war to in iraq afghanistan and they do not want american boots do not want soldiers in other countries america is one piece ok sir alexander thanks so much for your time really
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good to have you live here on r t twenty twelve us presidential candidate like you very much for the interview i appreciate it ok good to hear from you barry is live in los angeles students on. what is pretty well to come in the program this hour including random reporting. for a media ban from the country mid ongoing violence growth of the authenticity of reports coming from syria. and russia commemorates the painful seventh anniversary of the beslan school siege that shocked the country in the world when more than three hundred people were killed mostly children. well this story still to come for you now what media outlets in the u.k. resisting calls from london's metropolitan police to hand over footage and photos of august's riots police say the images could help them identify criminals and fail to get them through court action if the broadcasters and newspapers don't comply. and it brings us and other details from london. they say the spacecraft and that
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first stage could contain evidence of crimes in action crimes being committed and that therefore they could catch people red handed this following prime minister david cameron urging the media to take its share of the responsibility essentially said play its part in bringing these people to justice just as the general public and soon he urged media organizations to immediately hand over first police forces since then across the country particularly where the rights took place have been informally approaching their local newspapers local television stations to hand over voluntarily and immediately both broadcast footage which is almost ok because that forces will then appear on you tube and other video websites but also on broadcasts for state and on you space across and that's where the rub really is people see this is a huge freedom of the media issue and broadcasting and newspaper organizations that have been approached say that they're going to seriously resist essentially to avoid being seen as the evidence gathering arm of the police by the general public
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now there is a procedure for footage and photographs the police must apply for. but it seems that the police and the government are willing now because of the riots to bypass that procedure just really compromising the freedom of the press this is part of a sort of wider crackdown on the media if you like particularly social media facebook twitter and blackberry messenger which police say they have evidence of those kinds of media having been used to incite the riots people have been arrested for using social media to incite violence isn't civil rights groups are calling a lot of the sentencing just proportion of it particularly in the case of two men who were jailed for four years each for inciting the writes on facebook they opened up particular facebook events and asked people to to subscribe to them to go and buy. their local towns essentially and those are some of the toughest sentences
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those four years that have been handed out here in the world by trying to outsource evidence gathering to the media the police will only make cameras a prime target for future riot it's well that's the view of investigative journalist tony gosling. i was very disappointed to see that david cameron in the emergency debate about the riots was actually saying and i quote the media has a responsibility to hand over pictures and i think this is absolutely appalling thing to say that's the sort of thing you would expect in a police state where the police can go down to the independent broadcasters and just demand footage details of people who've been taking film this kind of thing they go around potentially raid their homes too so i don't know where david camm's coming from on this as far as i know we live in a liberal democracy and we've got a free and independent press the other thing is ultimately what's going to happen in a demonstration situation if you're going to have the crown turning on the journalist they will can't even possibly lynch camera people thinking if this goes through
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quite rightly in this case thinking that these people are actually this they're filming evidence for the police and this is an absolutely unacceptable situation police in the media are trying to do a similar thing in certain circumstances when a crime has just taken place and it's very important that both of them are doing it independently they have got forty thousand they've told us hours of c.c.t.v. footage to go through and it seems to me that maybe they're getting a bit bored with doing that and actually trying to actually co-opt the press in britain to be evidence gatherers for the police and that would be a horrendous thing if it ever takes place tony gordon told me a little earlier to syria now where the government is accused of yet more vicious and deadly assaults on its volatile cities but with most foreign correspondents there remaining under tight control it's hard to get balance reports and objective commentary. is one of the few reporting from the troubled country. mass murder tarion catastrophe a country on the brink of a revolution this is what you see every time syria pops up and headlines and what
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is really happening in a country where hardly any foreign journalists are present there's even been the implication that some of the images were being shown have been digitally nubile manipulated and have been ripped. available online that you can watch of footage that was taken in bahrain and said to be taken in hama and it's showing the same footage and on different stations with different backgrounds digitally dragoon so there are some very strange things that are going on right now an example of such manipulation is the case of palestinian refugees in the coastal city of latakia the stadium in the dark it became the center of the controversy when according to various reports anywhere from several hundred to several thousand people were gathered here most of those people were palestinian refugees who came from the palestinian refugee camp in the sunni quarter of the talk you're now according to the opposition forces and to some of the palestinians when they got to the stadium their ideas were taken away their cell phones were also taken away and they're
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really prepared for the worst because you have to realize that herding large numbers of people into stadiums carries them with other very macabre macabre association especially in this particular region so then hussein has developed sort of a practice of hurting people in the stadiums and then and then committing mass executions we went to the part of the city which supposedly came under fire from warplanes only the ships and spoke to the refugees to find out what happened we've got. some people walking around the neighborhood yelling there will be shelling from sea soon and everyone has to get out i didn't go anywhere just stayed in my house i can see the bay from my window and there was nothing in there aside from the usual patrol boats still got a fire did break out between the army and unknown gunmen so some five thousand palestinians left their homes fearing for their lives. we wanted to leave so that our kids wouldn't hear the gunshots we hear in our house and when there was
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a break in the fighting we went to the stadium we stayed there for three days then came back. so did two thousand refugees only to realize there was no air and navy attacked. place on the city. we felt like we were lined to. the syrian authorities have long been insisting armed groups are behind the unrest in syria and it's them who starts shooting first during demonstrations prompting bloodshed those statements are all but ignored by the media. of syria is fighting a media war and it's losing it over. the syrian government might have realized its mistake of banishing foreign journalists from the country and new media law has overturned that ban but there is no guarantee it will go a long way towards achieving serious image as portrayed on major networks even those courtsey syria. and he says enormous that is now out of control that's
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according to a leaked report to be present of the country's parliament by a special budget committee facing a ruinous recession the country simply can't keep up with interest payments on its near half trillion dollar debt that's as the leaders continue to bicker over greece's second two hundred thirteen billion rescue package with finland collateral in return for its participation this comes as portugal's prime minister declares a new wave of the sterling measures and tax hikes across the spectrum to meet the country's own rescue plain out interest payments james midway senior economist at the new economics foundation told me earlier that he believes that week reveals the true state of the greek economy. the cat is out of the bag and to be quite honest this statement is quite close to a simple statement of the facts greece cannot believe repay its debt under under current circumstances the growth isn't there the debt is far too big and it's simply no earthly way it's going to go to repaying this own any causal timescale certainly not by twenty twelve which was the original kind of hope of the other european nations divisions that are in place right the way across europe now with
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countries completely unable really to agree on any kind of way forward out of this mess other than the essentially tried and tested and tried and failed methods they've heard right here which essentially is give a bit of a bailout to certain countries then impose austerity measure it's got to bear in mind that this bailout isn't really about helping the greek economy and certainly not the people of greece who suffered under austerity now for eighteen months of the most dreadful kind huge cuts in public spending in services and people's wages rising unemployment and no real prospects for the future that's what the means they're bailouts really are always about trying to support european financial system rather than supporting say the greek economy we certainly i think in the early stages of disintegration of europe the deep rooted structural problems inside the euro system imbalances that built up the last ten years so i would be surprised to see the euro continuing in its present form given the situation we're in at the moment. russia marks the painful anniversary of the hostage crisis in which over
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three hundred people died most of them children hundreds gathered at the school to lay flowers and light candles in memory of the victims the mourning will continue through the third of september knocking each year ration of the hostage ordeal which lasted for fifty one hours and fifty minutes it was artie's begin to question over a ports the tragedy has left some marines that simply can't hear. i saw one of the terrorists shooting in the back of a young boy and i thought it was my brother you know was among the lucky ones who go out of the school number one a law if it all happened seven years ago when a group of armed militants stormed the local school on the first of september the siege finally and it's on the third day russian forces answered the building to save the hostages after explosions rang out on to have a gun fire and risking their own lives they bundled both women and children to safety. it all happened within the walls of this school here more than
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a thousand people work out without water all food and in constant fear for many parents who have been waiting outside and praying they hold died on the last day of this siege was many of their children with it's not the hunger all the fear of doubt that are her darkest memories i can really remember the most terrifying moments within this three days that was when i thought i lost my brother i thought he was killed i mean his brother our survived she herself is now married to another victim of that advance and she saw the tragedy united very agreed never to talk about it other courageous survivors have found a lot of the past a difficult road to travel four years ago is back pack his bags and left his native land of north korea in search for a new life in moscow it was
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a difficult decision for him but he says he never regrets. it is very hard for me to even be a man there's so many friends someone who. i don't want to stay here any longer is very difficult for me he gave himself a promise never to come back when september approaches something bring same here and he now never passes without stopping at the cemetery the location of this cemetery which is called the city of angels was not chosen by accident it is so two races on the road that leads to the regent's airport so everyone who this is the republic will not miss it so as many people as possible will stop and remember those dog days and those innocent lives that would take their. eyes in the question artsy reporting from north to south here. to bring us up to vote for them with the headlines very shortly before the business news with stay with us.
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alone a very well try time for the world of commerce and finance ukraine has played a new card in its energy battle with russia state run naftogaz has struck a deal with shell to jointly develop gas on the ukrainian territory in the meantime the struggling to persuade. the low priced arches that it's you know she has the details. the gas deals between russia and ukraine signed two thousand and nine have again found themselves in the spotlight over the past several weeks ukraine is insisting that it's playing a very high price for the russian guys i'd like to remind our viewers that now for the time being ukraine grazing up to four hundred dollars per one thousand cubic meters of gas which it buys from russia now the ukrainian government insists that the price is too high and once the contracts signed two thousand i. think we can and. back then prime minister yulia timoshenko to be revised and the price changed
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to a lower one at the same time when her stand the position of moscow that. doesn't want to bargain on the price and it wants something in return for a discount on the russian gas which ukraine has been buying over the past decade or so but at the same time we also understand that ukraine is looking to diversify its gas supplies we understand that it is due to sign a major agreement with the shell company on the exploration and the development of shale gas in ukraine it is still unknown how much shale gas ukraine possesses but experts predict that these resources could be quite huge and could be quite sufficient for ukraine to almost completely abstain from using the gas which advice from from russia to look at the markets knowledge between small gains and losses off the manufacturing growth slowed in august what's most interesting is that few people in the u.s. apply for unemployment benefits last week and which in this report is strong sales
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and interest in europe see finished flat as test is moved to the side lines up to two days of banking shares it's not a shake up with the sec to may not come close until twenty fifteen. percent of thursday's investors remain wary of me just unimpressive german economic data. he says markets have referred us to losses at the close of play trading range child. as russian investors were digesting a rough of data and one factor in choosing did you ask me your thoughts of me mounting concerns over the growth interval up to congress. so i have a look at some of the individual share moves in the minds of. just a knowledge of the close its head says the decision on privatization of russia's biggest lender will be made in the next few weeks telecoms provider will start go down although your stake overall regional mobile operator. was telecom has acquired the remaining fifty percent stake for a two million dollars and you will see strong posting record high priced top
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results net profits rose one hundred thirteen percent to one point eight billion dollars. now it could provide some troika dollars says the trend of the market is up. today in the morning we opened if we don't just do differently kind of correction the markets will worry about two percent gone and by the media after the release of us numbers that the markets almost recovered all the losses just so we we saw in the morning you've. got a global picture as i said the mood is definitely changing and many investors are expecting that to four news from a fed meeting which will be later in september and also i think the markets are also expecting some positive news from germany that's elections and the decision not on broadening old for aids for euro zone in general. that perhaps not the business but also that that you can find more analysis and more stores all that
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